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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is racking up quite the history of saying and doing things that run counter to what he should legally say and do. Last April, he publicly called S.B. 1070 a 'racist' law and said he would instruct his deputies not to enforce it. Then, ever since Saturday, he has been potentially tampering with an investigation by ascribing blame for the Safeway massacre to people without evidence. Now, his department is refusing to release data it has on Jared Loughner.

This latest stunt by Dupnik could be a violation of the law.

Via AZ Central:
Sheriff's Department and community-college officials in Pima County are refusing to release a wide range of public documents about the man charged in Saturday's shooting rampage that left six dead and more than a dozen wounded.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department and Pima Community College have declined to release documents that could shed light on run-ins they had with 22-year-old Jared Loughner in the months prior to the shooting.

The Arizona Public Records Law requires that records be "open to inspection by any person at all times" unless officials can prove releasing the information would violate rights of privacy or confidentiality or otherwise harm the best interests of the state.

The Arizona Republic requested that records, including incident reports on campus and calls for dispatch of deputies to Loughner's home, be released under the law. Such reports are often released as a matter of course in criminal cases.
Dupnik could be a criminal.

More here.


So much for Sheriff Clarence Dupnik's theory that Rush Limbaugh is responsible for the Arizona shootings perpetrated by Jared Loughner. During an interview with ABC's Ashleigh Banfield, Loughner's high school friend Zach Osler said that Loughner didn't watch television or listen to political radio. He was neither right wing or left wing. The entire segment is worth watching but if pressed for time, fast forward to the 2:32 mark. Anyone wondering why Dupnik didn't talk to Osler before popping off about Loughner being driven to madness by Rush Limbaugh?

Via TV Newser:


What would happen if a male congressman referred to a woman as 'attractive' but not 'intellectually' capable of being able to understand what's going on? The National Organization for Women (NOW) and other feminists groups would be up in arms, right? How dare a man cite a female's looks while diminishing her intellect?! Uh, not so much when the male is Democratic Rep. James Clyburn and the female is Sarah Palin.

Making Clyburn's charge even more egregious is that what Palin doesn't understand is her own culpability in the Safeway massacre.

Via The Blaze:

Contrast those incoherent ramblings with Palin's response to the scurrilous attacks on her from the left. She gets it just right by calling it 'Blood Libel.'

Sarah Palin: "America's Enduring Strength" from Sarah Palin on Vimeo.


While appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, TIME's Mark Halperin conceded that conservatives are right to be upset with liberals over the politicizing of the Safeway massacre but then invokes a Christian precept that the right should apply. Unbelievably, Halperin instructs conservatives to 'turn the other cheek.' This is quintessential Saul Alinsky. In fact, he had an entire rule dedicated to this very notion. This exchange says quite a bit about Halperin's affinity for the left wing. He's using a premise that any argument necessarily involves fault on both sides, which is a red herring.

Uncle Saul's Rule #4:
Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
What Halperin doesn't get - or gets and rejects - is that by conservatives backing down, they'd be turning their backs, not their cheeks.

As former Muslim terrorist Walid Shoebat says, not all fights take two to tango and then asks those who subscribe to such a notion to tell him what the Jews did to tango with Nazi Germany.

h/t Verum Serum


Face it, many on the left have so much hate, they just need direct it at someone - anyone. Check out this YouTube of several left wing tweets from unhinged left wing twits. Begin with the premise that they believe Sarah Palin is somehow directly responsible for the actions of deranged Safeway massacre shooter, Jared Loughner. They then exhibit behavior and use rhetoric far worse than anything Sarah Palin has done or said. We are surely witnessing a cult mentality on a national scale when these people have so much hatred for Palin that they ignore the shooter in order to blame Palin for the actions of the shooter.



UPDATE: The YouTube Video of this has been pulled so here's the VIMIO version.

Palin Death Wish Tweets Re Tucson Shooting from Legal Insurrection on Vimeo.

Via The Blaze:


In the wake of the Safeway massacre, the left has gone to insane lengths to blame the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, et. al. for pure political reasons. They're clearly applying the Rahm Rule - never let a crisis go to waste - which begs the question, does Rahm think they are mis-applying his rule? A reporter asked him about it and though he denied this is the time to use it, he failed to draw any clear line of distinction. All he did was clarify what he meant by saying his rule provides for an opportunity to exploit a crisis in order to do things you wouldn't otherwise be able to do.

Uh, Rahm, that's what the left is doing with the shootings. There's already talk of gun control legislation and Fairness Doctrine resurrection. His inability to draw that distinction is troubling. The only thing he could do to help the situation is to vehemently and publicly chastise and denounce those on the left - by name - if he truly believes his rule is being applied wrongly in a mass murder.

So far, I haven't seen him do that. Here's the video of him responding to the question about whether he agrees with the application of his 'never let a crisis go to waste' rule. He gives the politically wise answer whether he believes it or not but validation of that belief would be a public display and dressing down of the operatives in his own party who are using his rule now.

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Flashback to Rahm's exact quote in 2008.

h/t Hot Air


As we watched an Arizona Sheriff in Clarence Dupnik unbelievably and egregiously lay blame for the shooting that took place in his county this weekend at the feet of talk radio, reality was suspended. In the hours after the Safeway massacre, Dupnik blamed people who weren't even tangentially involved with the shooter, without evidence. In short, he 'acted stupidly.' If Barack Obama was ever justified in publicly stating that 'police acted stupidly,' it is in the case of Sheriff Dupnik.

That's the subject of my article at American Thinker:
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik ascribed blame in a murder case to radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh - thereby labeling him an accomplice - while conceding he has no proof. At a press conference in the summer of 2009, President Barack Obama admitted to not having all the facts about an incident involving his friend Henry Louis Gates and the Cambridge Police. He then proceeded to declare that the Police "acted stupidly" anyway.

Gates was belligerent with his arresting officer Sgt. James Crowley, called him a "racist" and then demanded an apology. Crowley refused to issue one. Sheriff Dupnik last April publicly stated he would order his deputies not to enforce Arizona S.B. 1070 because it is a "racist" law. After the Safeway massacre, he proclaimed his own state a "Mecca for racism and bigotry" without having any facts.

The incident involving Gates and Crowley became a public relations nightmare for the Obama administration as the days went by. The remedy decided upon was to conceal defeat in the form of a perceived truce between Crowley and Gates at the infamous White House Beer Summit. In reality, it was an attempt to stop the bleeding (metaphor intended). Crowley was being vindicated by the minute while Obama and Gates looked increasingly foolish and angry.

If Obama was able to assert that the Cambridge Police "acted stupidly" without having all of the facts, why won't he assert that the head of the Pima County Police is acting stupidly when the facts support such a conclusion? As a lawman, it's Dupnik's job to avoid drawing conclusions relative to the motives of a suspected killer, let alone doing so publicly or while the investigation is still ongoing.

Therefore, he is not only acting stupidly but he may even be tampering with an investigation.

If ever Obama was justified in singling out a police officer for acting stupidly, it's in the case of Sheriff Dupnik. Yet, he remains silent on the issue; he even called Dupnik to thank him for his efforts after the Sheriff made the unsubstantiated charges. What should we infer from the fact that Dupnik's extremely irresponsible words seem to be falling on deaf presidential ears?

Is Obama giving tacit approval to Dupnik's words by ignoring them? After all, the Sheriff appears to be masterfully implementing one of the rules of Obama's mentor Saul Alinsky; in Limbaugh, Dupnik is picking his target, freezing it, polarizing it, and certainly personalizing it. Does tacit approval also come with a hidden smile and a word of encouragement during a phone call?

The president told us last year that he is not an ideologue. The facts don't support that in several examples but especially so when comparing the treatment received by Sgt. Crowley with the non-treatment received by Sheriff Dupnik.
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